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Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC

OBITUARY

Lawrence Robert Haas

August 26, 1934August 21, 2020

Lawrence Robert (Bob) Haas, of Newton went peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday August 21, 2020. Born August 26, 1934 in Catawba County, he was preceded in death by his parents, the late Clyde P. Haas, Sr. and Frieda Jubb Haas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde P. Haas, Jr. He was a graduate of Newton-Conover High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Lenoir-Rhyne College. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves for 10 years. After graduation, he became involved in the textile business. His business travels over the United States brought him in contact with many customers and associates that recognized his integrity and fairness in the business world. Haas eventually founded and ran his own successful Textile operation, Maiden Specialties Inc. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he faithfully taught a bible study Sunday school class. As a dedicated Christian, he served in various capacities within his church. He was a wonderful faith-filled man who loved the Lord and his family with all his heart. Haas was a former member of the Longview Optimist Club, Bible Study Fellowship, and the Board of Directors of Lutherhaus Apartments. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Barbara S. Haas, son Bradley S. Haas and friend Marguerite of Newton and son Danny R. Haas (Alicia) of Newport, NC. His grandchildren are Caroline Haas Windham (Adam) of Hickory, Rebecca Haas Spivey (Dustin) of Belmont, NC, Sarah Haas Supplee (Jeremy) of Newport, NC, David Haas (Michelle) of Newport, NC and John Haas of Newport, NC. Great grandchildren, Emma, Jackson, Sophia and Katherine. He is also survived by his long-time best friend, Mr. Charles Hicks. A private memorial service will be held with Reverend David Drysdale officiating. The family would like to thank our caregiver, Gregg Fisher, during Bob’s illness as well as the amazing staff of Carolina Caring, Ailene, Lynn, Sondra, Debbie, and Chaplain Bruce. Memorials can be made to the building fund of Zion Lutheran Church, Hickory, NC or to Carolina Caring, Newton, NC.

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Melody Kearns

August 25, 2020

Bob's dear friendship was a blessing to my dad, Charles. All of us Hicks Kids appreciated the time they spent playing pool, riding around, shopping for special gifts, telling tales, and hanging out every Thursday for lunch. He will be sadly missed and our blessings flow to Barbara and the rest of the family. My deepest appreciation to the family for allowing Dad to be with Bob recently, it meant the world to him. Wishing you much peace. Melody

wayne kelly

August 24, 2020

i met Bob in 1972 while he worked at Maiden Knitting Mills in Maiden. He gave me a job there and i worked there for 42 years, he was a fair and honest man. May his memories bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.

Anita Mapes

August 24, 2020

In remembrance of Lawrence Bob Haas. I was the optimist clubs of catawba county Lt governor for 13 years. I made visits to the club's from time to time. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

MaryEllen Hansel Rhoney

August 24, 2020

Barbara and family,
I am sorry to read of Bob’s death. What a joy to read that you have enjoyed so many wonderful years together! These memories will brighten your pathway ahead.

I remember happy visits with your mother, you and Linda many years ago...late 60s. The Shull family kindness is never forgotten.

Blessings and love to you and your family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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